Where to Start Wedding Planning

So, you’re engaged! And you’re ready to start planning your wedding.

But, where do you start?

Engaged couple walking by the beach
(Photo credit: Day 7 Photography)

There are so many different articles and opinions on this. Some that are kind of helpful. And some that are very misleading and inaccurate.

So, we’re going to clear it all up. Are you ready?

The first place start planning your wedding is with each other.

Before you can make any decisions or start researching or even talking to your parents, you have to talk to each other.


Because YOU are the basis for your entire wedding.

Bride and groom hugging at their beach wedding in Hawaii by destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events
(Photo credit: What a Day! Photography)

Your wedding is about the two of you and celebrating your union. In order to plan that celebration, you have to come together first.

So, what does that mean?

It means taking the time to sit down and talk about what you want for your wedding. It means discussing what you envision.

And I’m not talking about what you envision when it comes to decor or details (although you can discuss that if you like), but more about how you want it to be. How you want it to feel.

And what’s important to you.

Because you may find that what you want are two very different things. Or you may discover that you’re totally on the same page except for a couple of things.

But, having that discussion is super important to understanding how you both feel about the wedding.

You likely haven’t dreamt of this day your whole life. So you don’t have all these preformed dreams.

You may not even have thought about a wedding at all before.

So, having this discussion gives you a chance to figure out what you want along with understanding what your partner wants.

Because remember, there are two of you and your wedding should reflect that. So, discussing and then coming together is key.

And if you find you are on different pages, now’s your chance to figure out what the compromise is so that you’ll both be happy.

Bride and groom kiss under a chandelier at a classic Sonoma wine country wedding by destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events
(Photo credit: Chrisman Studios)

Your first step to wedding planning is really about coming together. To share, understand and then come together with a vision for what you want.

Because from there you can start making decisions and getting your priorities in order.

You can start figuring out what that vision means in real life.

But you can’t do any of that until you have that vision. If you do, you’ll end up making decisions you aren’t happy with.

And that’s just a waste of time and money. Not to mention stressing you out. (SIDE NOTE – If this is you, take the time to come together now. It will only help you moving forward.)

So start at the beginning with the two of you. Come together first. And then, contact us. We can help you translate that vision and make it a reality.

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